The Khaprakhol block under Patnagarh sub-division made headlines recently for malnutrition and starvation deaths. Nothing much has changed since then. Mass exodus from the district continues unabated in the absence of livelihood opportunities.However, at a time when locals are claiming that nonavailability of work is forcing them to migrate, Watershed Mission has been using tractors for earth work which should have been done manually as per the norms.Reports said after the villages of Maharapada, Kuturla, Nandupala, Chanchanbahali, Bandepadar, Kandarabhata, Nuapali, Banmal, and Damnimal under Khaprakhol block were identified as droughtprone, various drought-proofing works were undertaken under Western Orissa Rural Livelihood Project (WORLP) which has been implemented in Bargarh, Balangir, Kalahandi and Nuapada districts.But instead of undertaking earth work manually, which would have provided the local landless and those having marginal land holding with work, the Watershed Project is being done mechanically using tractors. And the tractors deployed are owned by people of Rajasthan.Since these tractors have attachments to dig and excavate soil, they are much in demand.While villagers claimed that they are being deliberately denied work, officials said since the funds for the projects were lying unspent for the last two years, they are forced to get the work done mechanically.Haribandhu Dharua of Patnagarh Soil Conservation Office, who is incharge of the Jai Jagannath watershed project, clarified that the decision had to be taken in the absence of labour force and on the direction of the Project Director.
Welcome to KOSAL
"Aamar Sanskruti Aamar Gaurav"
Welcome to the land of culture "Koshal" . Koshal is the land of great warriors. The land of Maharaja's.The land of Maa Samalei, World famous sambalpuri saree , great teracotta works, land of tantrik Vidya, world famous Sambalpuri music and dance.
Koshal consists of ten beautiful districts..
The motto of this community is to bring all the young warriors of koshal to a common platform from where they can initiate the process to preserve the great Koshali culture and swear to free our motherland koshal from atrocities..
So friends lets join hand and do something extraordinary to create a separate identity of us across the globe and create a separate koshal state,full of prosperity and impartiality.
We Consider Kosali language as the mother of Oriya language, the origin of kosali language was found by the historians from Subarnapur in Stambheswari inscription of 12th century A.D. The Kosali language is spoken by about 2 crores of people in the entire KBK belt and Western Orissa and part of A.P., M.P., Chhatisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It is a matter of regret that the Government of Orissa has not taken any interest to improve the standard of Kosali (Sambalpuri) language.
KOSAL COMMUNITY STRONGLY DEMANDS THAT THE KOSALI(SAMBALPURI) LANGUAGE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE ENLISTED IN THE 8TH SCHEDULE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
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